Cambrian Ocean World: Ancient Sea Life Of North America by John FosterCambrian Ocean World: Ancient Sea Life Of North America by John Foster

Cambrian Ocean World: Ancient Sea Life Of North America

byJohn Foster

Hardcover | June 6, 2014

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The Cambrian is our origination story; the species fossilized in the rocks are our "founding fathers." We can follow their story (and ours) through more than half a billion years of time.

John Foster is Director of the Museum of Moab in Moab, Utah. He served for thirteen years as Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of Western Colorado and adjunct faculty at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. He has worked in Cambrian deposits in several areas of the western states, including California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah,...
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Title:Cambrian Ocean World: Ancient Sea Life Of North AmericaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:June 6, 2014Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253011825

ISBN - 13:9780253011824

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The Cambrian is our origination story; the species fossilized in the rocks are our "founding fathers." We can follow their story (and ours) through more than half a billion years of time.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1. Natural Mystic: An Introduction to the Cambrian
2. Into The Heart: Cambrian Geology
3. A Long Strange Trip: The First 4000 Million Years of Earth History
4. Welcome To The Boomtown: The Early Cambrian Seas
5. On Top Of The World: The Middle Cambrian Begins
6. Magical Mystery Tour: The Biological Psychedelia of the Burgess Shale
7. Glory Days: The Later Middle Cambrian
8. Taking Off: The Late Cambrian
9. Home By The Sea: A Closer Look
10. On And On: Legacy of the Explosion
Appendix
Glossary
Notes and References
Index

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A must have for anyone with an interest in the fossils from this time period.